The most important element of individualism is that of the empowered individual. An individualist is fully convinced that there is no such thing as a neutral, unbiased implementation of government power. The more power a government is granted, the fewer liberties are provided to the individual. The only thing that stands between tyranny and liberty is the empowered individual.
Transformation — From Reaction to Revolution
How do you move from resistance to revolution? The colonists had to address some serious issues before taking that step.